Ebola expected to live on until 2016

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Ebola expected to live on until 2016
17th November 2014

Transmission rates are slowing down. Though it was thought 20,000 people were affected, the World Health Organisation now estimate the true number as closer to 14,000. Of these, 5,000 have died. 

It is expected that the illness, which is currently confined to Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea in West Africa, will live on until 2016.  There have been a small number of cases in Mali too. 

There have been no outbreaks reported in the United Kingdom. 

Health Editor for the Evening Standard, Ross Lydall, also discusses the virus and warns that the fear and alarm regarding Ebola means that many who need aid - such as women giving birth - are not recieving appropriate care as others worry about a perceived risk of the virus. 

 

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